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Charlie's Place, Part 2
Charlie's Place, Part 2

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After World War II, there was an ever increasing popularity for the musical movement known as "Rhythm and Blues." Rhythm and Blues, along with a new invention called the Jukebox, transformed the music...
Wilson Lock And Dam | 27:Fifty
Wilson Lock And Dam | 27:Fifty

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Host Rich Panter takes viewers around the Wilson Lock and Dam, an area also known as “The Shoals,” located in northwest Alabama. The historic sites featured are the shoals, the home of Helen Keller...
Got the Blues | Gullah Music
Got the Blues | Gullah Music

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Students will understand traditional blues form that contains three four-measure phrases that follow the pattern AAB. Let Reverend Leroy show you how to express your sad feelings by composing a blues...
Langston Hughes | Poetry All-Stars
Langston Hughes | Poetry All-Stars

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Langston Hughes 1902-1967 Langston's father once discouraged him from writing poetry. He believed discrimination would keep the young Langston from finding success as a poet. But Langston continued to...
Jazz | Gullah Music
Jazz | Gullah Music

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Jazz music was born out of the blues. The key element was syncopation (syn-co-pa-tion) that stressed the off beats of the rhythm. In the same way that Gullah language is a mixture of African and...
Blues | Gullah Music
Blues | Gullah Music

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After the Civil War and emancipation, freed men and women struggled to find work and make a new life for their families. The songs about these difficult times were called the blues, a musical style...
Freddie Vanderford  | ETV Shorts
Freddie Vanderford | ETV Shorts

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Freddie Vanderford's passion for music started at an early age when he befriended legendary blues harmonica player Peg Leg Sam at the age of 16. Vanderford's talent and enthusiasm for music has earned...